50:350:225 Literature and Videogames (Fall 2014)
Sean Duncan's "Infocom Shelf"
This class examines the relationship between literature and videogames by looking at a range of artifacts: novels about videogames, works of interactive fiction, electronic literature, and modern digital games that take on certain literary qualities. The goal of this class is not necessarily to equate videogames with novels or poems but to instead consider how videogames intersect with and complicate the category of "literature." Students in this class will read novels, play games, and make games. No technical expertise is required.
[Image Credit: "Infocom Shelf" by Sean Duncan]